A+ Certification : 5.0 Installing, Configuring, And Optimizing Oss(Essentials)

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Test your knowledge of Installing, Configuring, and Optimizing of OSs.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not a possible upgrade?
    • A. 

      Windows 98 to Windows XP

    • B. 

      Windows Me to Windows 2000

    • C. 

      Windows 2000 to Windows XP

    • D. 

      Windows NT to Windows 2000

  • 2. 
    What is the first step when installing Windows onto a system that doesn't already have a functioning operating system?
    • A. 

      Formatting

    • B. 

      Partitioning

    • C. 

      Redirecting

    • D. 

      Installing the OS

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is/are performed by formatting the hard drive? (Choose all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Formatting scans the surface of the hard-drive platter to find bad spots and marks the areas surrounding a bad spot as bad sectors.

    • B. 

      Formatting lays down magnetic tracks in concentric circles.

    • C. 

      The tracks are split into pieces of 512 bytes called sectors.

    • D. 

      Formatting creates a File Allocation Table that contains information about the location of files.

  • 4. 
    The program that performs an upgrade from Windows 9x to Windows 2000 is called ___________.
    • A. 

      INSTALL.BAT

    • B. 

      SETUP.EXE

    • C. 

      WINNT.EXE

    • D. 

      WINNT32.EXE

  • 5. 
    Where is the best place to find Windows hardware compatibility information?
    • A. 

      Windows manuals

    • B. 

      Hardware manuals

    • C. 

      Microsoft website

    • D. 

      Manufacturer's website

  • 6. 
    You've successfully completed an upgrade to Windows 2000 Professional. Several days later, you add your old printer, using the driver that originally came with it. Now the printer, which has never had a problem, won't print. What do you need to do to fix the problem?
    • A. 

      Older printers are often not compatible with Windows 2000. You may need to replace the printer.

    • B. 

      Your printer driver is out of date. Contact the vendor or visit its website for an updated driver.

    • C. 

      Uninstall, and then reinstall the printer using the original driver.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following methods correctly adds new hardware to a Windows 2000 system if Plug and Play does not work? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Exit to a command prompt and use the software that came with the device to run the installation.

    • B. 

      Choose Start -> Settings -> Control Panel and then double-click the Add/Remove Hardware icon.

    • C. 

      If Plug and Play does not work, there is no way to get the hardware working in the Windows 2000 environment.

    • D. 

      On the Desktop, double-click the My Computer icon, double-click the Control Panel icon, and then double-click the Add/Remove Hardware icon.

  • 8. 
    Plug and Play includes a troubleshooting wizard on which operating system?
    • A. 

      Windows 95

    • B. 

      Windows 98

    • C. 

      Windows NT

    • D. 

      Windows 2000

  • 9. 
    Which version of Windows does not come with a disk-defragmentation utility?
    • A. 

      9x

    • B. 

      NT

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      XP

  • 10. 
    The ____________ is hard-drive space in which idle pieces of programs are placed, while other active parts of programs are kept in or swapped into main memory.
    • A. 

      Swap file

    • B. 

      Location file

    • C. 

      Temporary file

    • D. 

      Program file

  • 11. 
    Where do Windows 2000 and Windows XP keep the disk cache settings?
    • A. 

      WIN.INI

    • B. 

      SYSTEM.INI

    • C. 

      Registry

    • D. 

      REGEDIT.EXE

  • 12. 
    Which utility that comes with Windows 2000 Professional is used to create an image of an existing computer for network installation?
    • A. 

      Ghost

    • B. 

      Sysprep

    • C. 

      Sysimage

    • D. 

      RIS

  • 13. 
    How do you start the Disk Defragmenter program in Windows 2000?
    • A. 

      Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Disk Defragmenter

    • B. 

      Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Disk Defragmenter

    • C. 

      Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Defragmenter

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 14. 
    The name of the swap file is _____________ in Windows 2000/XP.
    • A. 

      SWAPFILE.SYS

    • B. 

      PAGEFILE.SYS

    • C. 

      SWAPPINGFILE.SYS

    • D. 

      PAGINGFILE.SYS

  • 15. 
    If you have 256MB of RAM in a Windows 2000 machine, what is the minimum recommended size for the swap file?
    • A. 

      128MB

    • B. 

      256MB

    • C. 

      384MB

    • D. 

      512MB

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not a common location for Windows temporary files?
    • A. 

      C:\TEMP

    • B. 

      C:\WINDOWS\TEMP

    • C. 

      C:\TMP

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following operations requires a system reboot? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Increasing the swap-file size in Windows 2000

    • B. 

      Decreasing the swap-file size in Windows 2000

    • C. 

      Increasing the swap-file size in Windows XP

    • D. 

      Decreasing the swap-file size in Windows XP

  • 18. 
    In Windows XP, where can you check to see the location of where your temporary files are being stored?
    • A. 

      System control panel, Advance tab, Environment Variables button

    • B. 

      System control panel, Advance tab, Temporary Files button

    • C. 

      System control panel, Advance tab, Windows XP Temp Files button

    • D. 

      Your temp files are always in the same directory in Windows XP

  • 19. 
    You have a computer running Windows 98 that you want to upgrade to a more current operating system. It is a Pentium 166 with 128MB of RAM and has 2GB of free hard disk space. Which of the following can you upgrade to?
    • A. 

      Windows 2000 only

    • B. 

      Windows XP only

    • C. 

      Both Windows 2000 and Windows XP

    • D. 

      You cannot upgrade to Windows 2000 or Windows XP

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